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liupublic
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Oct 01, 2011 07:23 |  #1

Just got this email from POTN. Is this a scam or legit?

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Dear liupublic,

Your account on Canon Digital Photography Forums has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 80.254.76.205

Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Use the link below:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/login.ph​p?do=lostpw

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Oct 01, 2011 07:27 |  #2

Just had the same...ignored it and PM'd the mods/admin.

Obviously scam/spam.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 07:28 |  #3

Just recieved it as well?


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Oct 01, 2011 07:31 |  #4

Just got the same email also...


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Oct 01, 2011 07:31 as a reply to  @ xghostx's post |  #5

same here.

i googled the ip and found this thread


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Oct 01, 2011 07:36 |  #6

Same for me too:

Dear Mike,

Your account on Canon Digital Photography Forums has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 80.254.76.205

Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Use the link below:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/login.ph​p?do=lostpw

All the best,
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Oct 01, 2011 07:36 |  #7

Same here! Whew, what a relief. Never click on a link provided in an automated email. That si a sure sign of a scam. Always go to the site on your own.


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Oct 01, 2011 07:37 |  #8

Same here. IP address is in Switzerland.


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Oct 01, 2011 07:44 |  #9

Same here. Deleted it


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Oct 01, 2011 07:46 |  #10

I got the same email. So the email itself is a scam (trying to make people click on the link) or someone is trying to log into different accounts and the email is legit/automatically sent if someone missed the password 5 times?


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Oct 01, 2011 07:56 |  #11

See here: https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=13190806&p​ostcount=2


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Oct 01, 2011 07:56 |  #12

One for me too.

Mods have blocked the IP.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 07:56 |  #13

It's a VPS server robot in Monzoon Networks AG's SwissVPN client pool. I have now firewalled 80.254.76.128/25 to prevent any more attempts by that robot.

Anyone can try to log in with your name and after 5 failed logins system blocks the attempts (to prevent brute force robots) and sends that warning mail to account owner. The mail actually tells you the attempt did not succeed.

THIS IS VITAL: MAKE SURE YOU PASSWORD IS NOT A WORD YOU CAN GUESS, SAME AS YOUR USERNAME, OR A WORD YOU CAN FIND IN ANY DICTIONARY.


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Oct 01, 2011 08:02 |  #14

I got that too...


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Oct 01, 2011 08:05 |  #15

Got one today 5 times etc etc
The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 80.254.76.205
Thanks
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